Dining rooms are often cozy little spaces used for little else other than, well, dining. But in a loft, without the definition of four walls, the dining area can feel afloat. How to anchor it down and define it? Here are some ideas:
The heavy timber structure of this loft is used to separate the dining area from the living room. Two large-scale pendants further give shape to the area.
A built-in, high-backed bench gives this dining table a place to call home.
Dramatic lighting catches the eye, fills the space between the table and the ceiling, and - when hung low - creates its own ceiling plane at night when the lights are turned on.
An oversized centerpiece does a similar thing, giving a focal point at eye level and closing that gap between the low tabletop and the high ceiling.
Here, it's the flooring (an area rug) that separates the dining area from living "room".
Do you have a loft? How have you distinguished the dining space?
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(Images: Jaklitsch Gardner, Tori Golub Interior Design, Shelton, Mindel and Associates via Apartment Therapy, Incorporated Architecture & Design, Claesson Koivisto Rune)